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Trinity Stamps – I Only Have Eyes For You

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve been having a blast playing with the new Trinity Stamps release and had one more card I really wanted to share.

Interactive cards are so fun to make and even more fun to give so that’s the route I went with the awesome monsters from Monster Love! I hope you enjoy it!

I started by stamping, coloring and die cutting my monsters and then I set them aside. I took an A2 panel and created a galaxy-style background with distress inks and metallic watercolor. Then die but the pieces for my slider surprise card.

Next I die cut some stars and hearts from metallic cardstock and started adhering everything down. At this point just be careful not to adhere anything to the top AND bottom portions of your sliding panel or it won’t slide; just glue to the bottom.

I actually forgot to stamp my sentiment ahead of time so I carefully used my MISTI and stamped it after everything was in place. It worked out great and gave me the fun idea to glue some of the Dot Your Eyes and I’ve Got My Eye On You embellishments inside. I seriously love puns way too much!

After that I added black glaze pen to the eyes and glossy accents to the faces of the monsters as well. There’s so much sparkle and shine coming from all directions that I didn’t think it needed anything else.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Mini Encouragement Cards

Hi everyone! I’m over on the Trinity Stamps blog today sharing this set of mini encouragement cards featuring the new word art stamps – Not Alone, Love & Happy Thoughts and A Better Place. I paired them with the new Slimline Series: Frame & Fold dies to make some quick, easy and gorgeous mini cards to share with anyone in your life needing a little pick-me-up!

To make each of these cards I started by using the stitched rectangle from the die set and cut them from copic xpress paper. Then I stamped and colored my images. Next, I used the card die from the same set and die cut them from coordinating cardstock. The images are popped up with foam tape for a little dimension and then I started on finishing touches.

I added stickles to some areas for super glitter, glossy accents to others for a little shine and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to others for a little accent shimmer.

I can’t wait to make some mini envelopes and drop these in the mail to people when they just need a little something to help them smile.

Do you send happy mail? I love hearing those stories and finding new ways to share a smile. Leave a comment below and spread the inspiration.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton's Nook – You Octopi My Heart

Hello everyone! I’m up on the Newton’s Nook blog today sharing this fun watercolor-type ocean card featuring the recently released Tides of Love stamps and dies. I love making scene cards and I really love making ocean cards so this was a blast for me!

I decided to play with some techniques I don’t do often – ink smooshing for the background panel and watercolor with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers for all my critters. I think this background is so fun and the different textures are awesome! I love the scalloped border the Frames and Flags dies give too.

I heat embossed my critters with black before coloring them in and die cutting them. Then I popped them up with foam squares. I used the Land Borders die set to make some sand and splattered it with distress ink and pearl watercolor.

I stamped my sentiment in a blue ink on the thought bubble from the Speech Bubbles die set and popped it in place too. The finishing touches on this card were just the candy hearts as bubbles above all the fish and one in the thought bubble because it just fit too perfectly!

Last, I popped the watercolor panel on a teal panel with foam tape and then adhered the whole thing to a dark blue card base. I just love the texture of the background and the shine from the heat embossing.

It’s going to be such a fun card to mail to someone special! ❤

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Trinity Stamps Mug Cards

Hello everyone! I’m over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today sharing these fun Coffee Mug cards featuring Trinity Stamps new release that went live last Friday!

I’m really excited about how well these cards turned out and can’t wait to show you! The die is the Coffee Mug Card set from Trinity Stamps. It can be used as a shaped card, gift card holder or on the front of a regular card too! I’m going to share 2 versions today and pair them with some of the amazing word art stamps just released last Friday – Awesome Human and Happy Thoughts.

For the first card, I kept it simple and stamped the image on a white mug and colored it with my copic markers. 

Then I die cut the little coffee add on, colored it with copics and glued it to the top so my cup looks full. Finally, I moved to the inside of the mug and stamped a sentiment from the new Love and Stuff Sentiments set. It fit just too perfectly, I couldn’t resist. 

Next, I die cut the gift card holder from the mug die set and glued it to the other side. This also helps cover the marker bleed-through, like a two-for-one bonus.

For the second card, I stamped my sentiment on the mug shape, colored it with my copics and added the coffee piece to the top like the first one.

I created a dark blue card base and got my Coffee Bean Stencil out to add some interest to the background. I used my blending buddy brushes with white pigment ink which ended up looking light blue and I LOVE IT! And a tan color for the second layer. Then I glued my mug a little angled and trimmed anything hanging off the sides. 

I’m in love with all of these new word art style stamps Trinity Stamps has come out with. Bonus – They all fit on the coffee mug too! I think I’ll be making sets of these for some fun RACKs (Random Acts of Crafty Kindness). 

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Trinity Stamps – Crafty Hugs Release Hop

Trinity Stamps Make-a-monster Sending Hugs die sets

Oh my goodness!!! I’m so excited to share some projects with you featuring products with the new release from Trinity Stamps called Crafty Hugs! It’s so much fun and there is definitely something in it for everyone!!!

My first project features the Make-a-Monster die set and the Monster Hugs die set. They are both so much fun to play with! They can be used individually to make a million and one creations. Seriously, the possibilities are endless!

Trinity Stamps Make-a-monster Sending Hugs die sets

For this fun card, I ink blended a panel and then die cut all my pieces from colored cardstock. I used my copics on the colored cardstock to add some shadows to my monster but not much. I love this guy! I could totally handle a squishy hug from him! Couldn’t you?

Next, I just had to play with my Zigs and watercolor this fabulous floral image from the new Love You Bunches stamp set. After coloring, I die cut the image and set to make my card. I splattered black acrylic paint on a white card base and then heat embossed my sentiment on the black banner. I popped all the layers up with foam tape and added some fun twine to the top. I’m not a floral person typically but I just love this large, bold, beautiful image!

My final card share for today features the Heart Burst stencil set, the Love and Stuff Sentiments and the Bold Love dies. These are some of my favorites from this release and I had so much fun putting them all together.

To create this card I inked up a panel with picked raspberry and worn lipstick, spritzed with water and then layered my stencil adding the same colors over the top. I love how it turned out! I cut the panel down, stamped my sentiment and popped it up with foam tape.

Next I die cut my letters from cardstock and craft foam and layered them all together. Then I glued them above the stenciled panel and finished this fun card off with some Boiled Sugar Jelly Hearts.

You should have come from Adelina’s blog and next you’ll head over to Arjita’s YouTube channel. Be sure to comment on all the stops for a chance to win one of three prizes – one $25 gift certificate and two $15 gift certificates to the Trinity Stamps shop are up for grabs! You don’t want to miss out! Comment by 11:59 pm PST, Feb. 7. Winners will be posted on the Trinity Stamps blog.

Good luck and happy crafting everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Newton's Nook January Release – Day 4

Welcome back to the final day of the Newton’s Nook January release hop! I hope you’ve enjoyed everything so far and are excited to find out the final sets so you can start shopping tomorrow when it all goes live!

Newton’s Valentine

Newton’s Crafty Cardio

Both of these sets are so much fun! I have two cards to share with you – one with each set!

For this card I used the new Bokeh Hearts stencil to make a sky and then die cut it from the largest of the Frames and Flags set. I inked some cardstock up for my ground and die cut that from the same rectangle and then from the Land Borders grass border. I glued the first layer to the sky and popped the second one up so Newton could be in the grass. Now I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment in the largest bokeh heart. It fit just perfectly!

Newton is popped up with foam along with the hearts and then the flowers are glued directly to the card. After that was done I added glossy accents and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen for some shimmer and shine and finished it all with white gel pen accents.

Now on to Newton getting his crafty cardio on! Haha! I wish crafting burned more calories…but don’t we all. 😉

For this card I stamped the small images from the set all over a panel in light gray ink and then die cut it from the largest rectangle in the Frameworks die set. Then I took the flags from the Frames and Flags set and cut them from patterned paper as well. I stamped my sentiment and tied some baker’s twine around one and adhered it down. Then adhered the others for a ground under Newton. After stamping, coloring and die cutting my main image, I popped him up with foam squares.

For finishing touches on this fun card I added glossy accents to Newton’s nose and all the paints, and Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to Newton’s sweatband. I put white gel pen accents throughout and finished with a scattering of rainbow Nuvo Crystal Drops across the background. Once all of that way dry, the whole panel was popped up with foam tape on a card base.

Would you like to win the “Newtons Crafty Cardio” or the “Newton’s Valentine” Stamp Set?We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Hop with The Cat's Pajamas

Please join us as we share inspiration featuring this adorable new “Make Tea” set available today at The Cat’s Pajamas! Hop along with the Cat Pack and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team as we share some tea-lightful projects with you. Make sure to leave comments along the way as one lucky commenter will have the opportunity to win a fab prize from The Cat’s Pajamas!

I made 2 fun cards to share with you today using this adorable new set from The Cat’s Pajamas called Make Tea. I love punny sentiments and these are fabulous! Pair them with these to-die-for bunnies and I’m set! I love it all!!!

For my first card I die cut some patterned paper for my background. The rectangle is adhered to a card base and the pink circle is glued directly to that. The blue circle with the sentiment is popped up and then the green circle and the bunny are both popped up as well. I added some cute baker’s twine to the left side and some half-round black beads throughout. I love that bold pop on this bright fun card!

For finishing touches I added black glaze pen to the eyes and nose and glossy accents to the coffee mug. I often feel like this bunny looks on a Saturday morning before the caffeine has taken effect. LOL! This makes me want to lay down next to him.

For my next card, I decided to get inky and blend distress inks for my background. I started with twisted citron and moved up to cracked pistacchio, finishing with mermaid lagoon. I love how this blend turned out! Then I spritzed for that fabulous distress look!

I popped the distress panel up with foam tape and added a strip of red washi tape above it. I stamped, colored and cut my images out and then popped them up with foam squares too. Next I stamped my sentiment and started on finishing touches.

For those I added glossy accents to all the mugs and then glued these fabulous clay hearts all around. Can’t you just feel the love??? So sweet!!!

Don’t forget we’ve got a blog hop going on. Hopefully you’ve just come from Katie Brooks and now will head over to Lori Turner.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

Newton's Nook Designs January Release – Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of the Newton’s Nook January release. So much cuteness to share with you today in these adorable Puppy Playtime stamps and dies. I can’t get enough of them. So much that I made two cards to share with you!

Puppy Playtime Stamps and Dies

Today’s first card is really simple to come together but adorable and fun for Valentine’s Day, which will be here before we know it!

To make this cute card, I used the new bokeh hearts stencil set with light and dark pink inks on a pink panel and die cut it from the largest of the Frameworks die set. Then I used the sea borders die set to cut a ground from kraft cardstock. I stamped, colored and die cut my pup and a couple of bones and popped them up with foam squares.

Then I stamped my sentiment on a speech bubble from that die set, added a cute red gel pen outline and popped it up as well. Next, I added white gel pen accents and black glaze pen to the puppy’s eyes. I finished this card off with some glossy accents to the scarf and bones and popped the panel on a white card base for a little contrast.

For this next card, I wanted to show how these puppies are also fabulous for non-Valentine cards too! So I made a bright, fun birthday card with them!

I die cut the next-to-smallest Framework die four times and inked each with a color and popped them up with foam tape. Then I stamped, colored and die cut different puppies and some accessories and popped them up as well. I die cut the smallest shape from the Frameworks set, ink blended it and then stamp and heat embossed my sentiment. This panel is popped up on top of the other panels so it doesn’t get lost.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents, black glaze pen to the eyes and glossy accents to the accessories on all the puppies. A perfect birthday card for the dog lover in your life!

Would you like to win the “Puppy Playtime” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook January Release – Day 2

Welcome back to day 2 of the Newton’s Nook January release! Today’s set – Love Quarry – is my all-time favorite of this release! I had SOOOO much fun playing with it and have endless amounts of other ideas too!

Love Quarry Stamps and Dies

Seriously, those adorable construction trucks and the punny sayings are just the best!

To make this fun card, I used the land border dies to cut hills and then inked them with distress inks and spritzed them with water. Next, I used acrylic paint to dye my texture paste and then smeared it on my cardstock for an awesome muddy look! While that was drying, I inked my card front to make a blue sky and spritzed it too. Then I set to stamping, coloring and die cutting my images.

Once the mud was dry I popped the panels up with foam tape and started adhering all my pieces. Most of these are popped up with foam tape as well because it masked the mud’s texture.

I decided that these awesome trucks needing to be talking so I used the speech bubbles die set for my sentiments. I love the added whimsy it gave this card.

For finishing touches I added white gel pen accents throughout the images, Wink of Stella glitter brush pen to all the hearts and glossy accents throughout the card design. There is so much awesome texture going on in this card. I’m so in love with it!

Would you like to win the “Love Quarry” Stamp Set?This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! Thewinner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox

Newton's Nook January Release – Day 1

Oh my goodness! I’m so excited to finally start sharing the Newton’s Nook January release with you! It is over-the-top amazing! Today we’re sharing the:

Tides of Love Stamps and Dies

Bokeh Hearts Stencil Set

I’ve got a super fun card to share with you using the Tides of Love stamps and dies. Stay tuned for inspiration from me using the awesome new stencil!

I couldn’t decide which critters to use so I decided to make a slimline card and use everyone! The critters are stamped, colored and die cut. Then popped up with foam squares on an ink blended panel.

I used the land borders to cut my sand and then added dot detail for texture. I added white gel pen to all the critters and black glaze pen to the eyes.

If you follow me at all, you know I love my finishing touches and little details. On this card, I added glossy accents to the hearts on the fish, turtles and also on the octopus tentacles and whale water spurt. Then I added unicorn Stickles to the crab and octopi’s heart and the hearts in the whales water spurt. The difference in texture and also the look from gloss to super-sparkle is so eye catching. I love how this card turned out! Don’t you?

Would you like to win the “Tides of Love” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, January 23rd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 24th. 

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs
Ellen Haxelmans
Larissa Heskett
Samantha Mann
Zsofia Molnar
Naki Rager
Maria Russell
Andrea Shell
Tina Smith
Tatiana Trafimovich
Amanda Wilcox